Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migration

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Claudine Attias-Donfut
Palgrave Macmillan, May 15, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 205 pages
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This book is an exciting additionto themigration studies literature, presentingresearch conducted in Britain, France and South Africa which explores the migration experiences of African families across two generations.Global processes of African migration areexamined through a comparative approach that employs an intergenerational lens to uncover the ways in which familial relations, citizenship and belonging are shaped post-migration. This comparative approach explores the commonalities of African migration as well as the differential impacts as a result of particular socio-cultural contexts and national migration regimes. The book enables readers to learn about the lived experiences of African migrants in areas such as citizenship, belonging, intergenerational transmission, work, education, social mobility and discrimination.

 

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Contents

Citizenship Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migration
1
2 African Migration in its National and Global Context
13
Changing Family Relations Citizenship and Belonging
40
Comparing Trajectories of African Migration
65
France
85
Britain
109
PostApartheid South Africa
139
Intergenerational Relations Citizenship and Belonging in a Comparative Context
165
Bibliography
189
Index
202
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PETRA AIGNER based at the Leeds Social Science Research Institute (lSSI), University of Leeds, UK, and a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Linz, Austria SABRINA AOUICI Researcher at the Ageing Research Department of the Cnav (National Retirement Fund of Public Social Security), France JACQUES BAROU based at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Grenoble, France REMI GAllOU Researcher at the Ageing Research Department of the Cnav (National Retirement Fund of Public Social Security), France ISHMAEL KALULE-SABITI Full Professor of Demography and Population Studies at North-West University (Mafikeng Campus), South Africa and founder of the Demography and Population Studies Programme at NWU NICOLE LAPIERRE Director of research at CNRS, France BERNARD K. MBENGA Associate Professor of History at North-West University, South Africa VERA ROOS Professor of Psychology at the North-West University's Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa MARTINE SEGALEN Professor at the University of Nanterre-Paris X, France